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Early Meissen tea bowl.
Item: #P007

Meissen tea bowl       


        Early tea bowl, circa 1725. Mark: none. Possibly painted by J. G. Horoldt (1696-1775).The exteriors is painted in polychrome with a delicately detailed scene of a formal palace garden with a  buildings, trees, parterres and figures. The skies are filled with blue clouds and swarms of small birds in the manner typical of painting by J.G. Horoldt. The palette is confined to early Horoldt colors of iron red, purple, brown, yellow and green. The scene is set in a cartouche  of  feathery scrolls in gold and two shades of iron-red. Panels such as these surrounded by large, shaded, feathery iron-red scrolls were in fashion for only a short period of time around 1722 to 1725. The bowl is circular in shape and has a slightly flaring upper rim (averted rim). It is in creamy glaze. The other side is painted in polychrome with exotic birds and scattered insects. The bottom interior of the tea bowl is painted in iron-red with a Venetian style palace which overlooks a canal enclosed in double iron-red circles. The interior of the upper rim has a gold band and a gold scrolled border. Good shape with no crack or chips, some wear to the surface and rim.


              Tea bowl - Meissen